Tron (TRX) Launches Its First Game, Thanks to BitGuild

Justin Sun, CEO and founder of the TRON Foundation, recently announced the first blockchain game based on the TRON network to the world. The game is called Magic Academy and was developed by BitGuild.  The tweet can be found below: 

The team at BitGuild consists of cryptocurrency and gaming experts from all over the world, including former employees of Facebook, Reality Squared Games, and other well-known and reputable tech companies. Justin Sun also serves as an advisor to the company.

The company believes blockchain would help verify the integrity of transactions in the gaming sector, an industry that is riddled with fraud in general, to the tune of billions being lost annually.

BitGuild’s focus is on the fact that players will be able to customize their players and digital assets more than ever, and developers can also create and sell digital assets in a more secure fashion thanks to blockchain technology. Blockchain technology will also allow digital assets to be verified in terms of their value and scarcity, which led to a rise in interest in the CryptoKitties game in late 2017.

The game Magic Academy revolves around wizards, and the team elaborates that “by buying wizards, you can upgrade your currency in this magic world”. Similar to other video games, there will be a ranking list, listing the production speed of players worldwide. There will also be rare item prizes to provide incentive to gamers, as well.

Recent Tron Progress 

TRON has certainly been busy, and Justin Sun updated investors and enthusiasts during a live stream on September 29 regarding TRON developments. During the live stream, he made various announcements and updates.

First, he pointed out that Tron had burned 98% of its ERC20 TRX tokens – amounting to around 97 billion tokens - since Tron has migrated away from the Ethereum blockchain. He also elaborated on how exactly he hoped that Tron would integrate with BitTorrent, which he purchased recently. During the stream, he also boasted that Tron had gained more users in the days after its Mainnet launch when compared with Ethereum in 2015.

Time will tell whether Magic Academy is a success, and catches on with gamers, although the association between Tron and BitGuild certainly has potential.

Opera Browser to Add Support for TRON, Multiple Other Blockchains Within a Year

The popular Opera browser, which reportedly has over 300 million users, is reportedly soon adding support for TRON’s TRX on its crypto wallet, as part of a plan to support ‘multiple blockchains’ in the next 12 months.

According to a press release shared with CryptoGlobe, the integration is going to see Opera users be able to natively use TRON-powered decentralized applications (dApps) within the browser, and store TRX and TRC-standard tokens in the browser’s built-in cryptocurrency wallet.

Until now, Opera’s wallet only supported the Ethereum blockchain, meaning users could only store ether and ERC-20 tokens on it. It was introduced back in July of last year, and launched on Opera’s main Android browser in December. The wallet has also been added to Opera’s desktop browser.

Commenting on the addition, TRON Foundation CEO Justin Sun stated:

We are excited that Opera, a mainstream browser with hundreds of millions of users, will now seamlessly support TRX and other TRON tokens. Soon, Opera users will be able to use dApps on the TRON blockchain.

Contacted by The Next Web on whether there was demand to support the TRON blockchain, Opera revealed “TRON is one of the fastest developing blockchains with plenty of dApps so it’s a logical step” to add it, as it aims to grow the dApp ecosystem.

The decision is notable, as a researcher has earlier this month found a critical TRON bug that could’ve crashed the entire blockchain. The bug has since been fixed. Opera’s move is reportedly part of a wider rollout that’ll see it add “support for multiple blockchains within the next 12 months.”

Which cryptocurrencies the Norwegian browser developer will add or when TRON support will be rolled out is currently unclear. It’s worth noting that earlier Opera partnered with HTC to build a seamless wallet experience for the firm’s blockchain phone users.